616 (number)

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616
CardinalSix hundred and sixteen
Ordinal616th
(Six-hundred and sixteenth)
Factorization23 · 7 · 11
Roman numeralDCXVI
Binary10011010002
Ternary2112113
Quaternary212204
Octal11508
Duodecimal43412
Hexadecimal26816
Vigesimal1AG20
Base 36H436
 
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616
CardinalSix hundred and sixteen
Ordinal616th
(Six-hundred and sixteenth)
Factorization23 · 7 · 11
Roman numeralDCXVI
Binary10011010002
Ternary2112113
Quaternary212204
Octal11508
Duodecimal43412
Hexadecimal26816
Vigesimal1AG20
Base 36H436

616 is the natural number following 615 and preceding 617.

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In mathematics

616 is the 25th member of the [H-A-X-Z Sequence][the Padovan sequence? clarification needed], coming after 265, 351, 465 (it is the sum of the first two of these). 616 is a polygonal number in four different ways: it is a heptagonal number, as well as 13-, 31- and 104-gonal.

It is also the sum of the squares of the factorials of 2,3,4. ie. (2!)^2 + (3!)^2 + (4!)^2 = 4+36+576=616.

The Roman numeral for 616, DCXVI, has exactly one occurrence of all symbols except for L whose value is less than 1000 (D=500, C=100, X=10, V=5, I=1).

The Number of the Beast

616 is believed by some to have been the original Number of the Beast in the Book of Revelation in the Christian Bible.[1] Different early versions of the Book of Revelation gave different numbers, and 666 had been widely accepted as the original number. In 2005, however, a fragment of papyrus 115 was revealed, containing the earliest known version of that part of the Book of Revelation discussing the Number of the Beast. It gave the number as 616, suggesting that this may have been the original.[2] Apparently the two different numbers reflect two different spellings of Emperor Nero/Neron's name, for which this number is believed to be a code. [3]

In other fields

References

  1. ^ Papyrus Reveals New Clues to Ancient World
  2. ^ The Other Number of the Beast
  3. ^ Prof Dale Martin's Lecture 23 - "Apocalyptic and Resistance" (from "Introduction to the New Testament History and Literature", RLST 152) http://oyc.yale.edu/transcript/891/rlst-152